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10-18-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By hcgaloi

FYI, couple years ago I went to a lbs and was...

FYI, couple years ago I went to a lbs and was shown a $12,000 Venge. I bought 3 year older new-old-stock, Dura Ace 9100 groupset and campy shamal ultra wheelset and built it myself for a total cost...
09-06-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,057
Posted By hcgaloi

I ride route 56 in San Diego, California almost...

I ride route 56 in San Diego, California almost daily for abount a year now. There are tons of cyclists there, and I haven't heard anyone announcing a passing yet.
08-09-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,929
Posted By hcgaloi

I buy complete cycling outfit on AliExpress and...

I buy complete cycling outfit on AliExpress and wish.com for around $25 including shipping. They are the same on amazon but cheaper. Shipping takes 4-5 weeks, thus I have to plan ahead unlike amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By hcgaloi

...ha ha... I did the same on eight bikes about 1...

...ha ha... I did the same on eight bikes about 1 1/2 years ago. So far so, good. Every now and then, I tried to push on them as hard as I could and nothing happened.
Anyway, they are more than...
07-28-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By hcgaloi

Just an update, I took the bike to the original...

Just an update, I took the bike to the original LBS where I bought it (longer drive). The mechanic said shift cables were stretched a tiny bit after initial setup. It took him a couple minutes to...
07-26-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By hcgaloi

Is inline barrel adjuster for front derailleur an ABSOLUTE must.

I took a bike to an LBS for a front derailleur adjustment ( Dura Ace 9100). A mechanic took a look and said it didn’t have an inline barrel adjuster. He must install one before anything could be...
07-23-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By hcgaloi

I have converted a Quintana Roo Seduza and a...

I have converted a Quintana Roo Seduza and a Pinarello Montello FP8 to road bikes. They both ride better than Cipollini RB800 and Masciarelli Pitbull.

Good luck...
07-22-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,319
Posted By hcgaloi

My bikes have two bottle cages, but I only need...

My bikes have two bottle cages, but I only need one bottle of water for my rides. Thus, I use a second bottle two store tools, tube, etc.
07-19-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By hcgaloi

Change Dura Ace 9100 53T/39T to 50T/34T chain rings?

Hello,

I have a Dura Ace 9100 crankset with 53t/39t chain rings. I want to change to 50t/34t chain rings. I would like to know if the cranks will be compatible with smaller rings because I got...
07-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,701
Posted By hcgaloi

I buy either profile design or sram bar tape from...

I buy either profile design or sram bar tape from Amazon for around $15 Then watch GCN video on YouTube for how to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iekC7HnG4o

Good luck
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,004
Posted By hcgaloi

OMG! I didn't know I have the syndrome. I have...

OMG! I didn't know I have the syndrome. I have started cycling in the last two years, and so far, I have built 10 bikes from framesets, one bike per ~2.4 months.

Naturally, the next question...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,773
Posted By hcgaloi

I'm a fairly new recreational rider and have been...

I'm a fairly new recreational rider and have been riding for about 2 yrs. I averaged around 12 mph on a flat 20 mile route for the first 1 1/2 year. Then, I switched to a more climbs with a short...
07-10-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By hcgaloi

On buying used bikes, make sure the size is right...

On buying used bikes, make sure the size is right for you.

Good luck
07-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By hcgaloi

Here is the link ...

Here is the link

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006735821.html
07-08-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By hcgaloi

As far as AliExpress concern, I’ve not had any...

As far as AliExpress concern, I’ve not had any issues when problems arise. Also, PayPal will be providing some consumer protection. For the price, it’s very much the same as CRC, Wiggle, etc. when I...
07-08-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By hcgaloi

Is there such a thing as counterfeit Dura Ace groupset?

Hello,
Due to online cycling stores from Europe are no longer shipping to the US ( CRC, Wiggle, etc), I’m looking for alternate sources. I found a “mini” Dura ace 9100 groupset on AliExpress for...
05-15-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By hcgaloi

You can rent a truck from Home Depot. I think...

You can rent a truck from Home Depot. I think the rate is $20/hr
04-30-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By hcgaloi

That same ad was on OfferUp in 14 different...

That same ad was on OfferUp in 14 different cities. It was removed about 4 weeks ago
04-29-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,610
Posted By hcgaloi

Oh, boy.... I thought you were describing my...

Oh, boy.... I thought you were describing my city, San Diego, CA. You are fortunate to find ONE. I haven't found that ONE in my city yet ...

Cheers...
04-19-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,286
Posted By hcgaloi

I saw this over RoadBike Review, and tempting to...

I saw this over RoadBike Review, and tempting to get it..

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/components-wrenching/your-new-saddle-ready-367695.html
04-19-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,516
Posted By hcgaloi

Please tell us your age. 53 as of 2019 1....

Please tell us your age.
53 as of 2019

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
In order of preference:
1-Masciarelli Pitbull
2-Colnago EX-1 Evo
3-Cipollini RB800
4-Quintana Roo Seduza...
03-28-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By hcgaloi

I have an extreme protan color blindness...

I have an extreme protan color blindness condition. That is, I'm one level above people whom can only see grayscale. I can see three group of colors:
1) Red, brown, dark green are the same....
03-20-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By hcgaloi

Runstastic Road Bike Pro displays metrics and map...

Runstastic Road Bike Pro displays metrics and map in real time, and you can also view historical data after rides. An added feature is you can set voice announcement per time , distance, cadence...
03-19-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By hcgaloi

I use Runtastic Road Bike Pro ($4,99) and pair...

I use Runtastic Road Bike Pro ($4,99) and pair with SungDing BlueTooth cadence/speed sensor ($14 on Amazon).
03-12-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By hcgaloi

I use iPhone with: Runstastic RoadBike Pro app...

I use iPhone with:
Runstastic RoadBike Pro app ($4.99)
SunDing BlueTooth speed/cadence sensor (Amazon $14)
iPhone handlebar holder (Amazon $12)

Good luck
02-20-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,670
Posted By hcgaloi

I used Runtastic Roadbike Pro app ($4.99) on an...

I used Runtastic Roadbike Pro app ($4.99) on an iPhone and paired it with Sunding Bluetooth cadence and speed sensor (Amazon $14.99).
02-11-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By hcgaloi

I have recently took one to a Home Depot...

I have recently took one to a Home Depot (hardware section), and a person there help to pick out a replacement for me.

Good luck
01-16-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By hcgaloi

If you are near a Performance Bike store, it's a...

If you are near a Performance Bike store, it's a good opportunity to get a kit due to store closing.

Cheers
01-16-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By hcgaloi

Just want to share my experience. Last year...

Just want to share my experience.

Last year I built two road bikes from frame sets. Local bike shops quoted for complete Dura Ace 9100 (mechanical) groupset from $2,700 to $3,400. I purchased...
12-26-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By hcgaloi

You are missing a compression ring such as below ...

You are missing a compression ring such as below

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009ZN248E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

make sure the one you get is the right size for your...
12-14-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By hcgaloi

Last update... I went to another bike shop, but...

Last update...
I went to another bike shop, but it didn't have the needed parts. So, I contacted FSA customer support, their response was amazingly quick. I have ordered the given part numbers.
...
12-10-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By hcgaloi

For an update, I went to two LBSes. First bike...

For an update, I went to two LBSes. First bike shop head mechanic recommended bearings replacement. He compared 3-4 bearings in stock with the originals i brought in. He sold me a couple and said...
12-10-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,741
Posted By hcgaloi

I'm a recreational rider, and I can only share...

I'm a recreational rider, and I can only share with you personal experience. I used to have hand numbness riding a local 20 miles loop at 14 mph and 80+/- cadence. After I switched to a carbon...
12-10-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By hcgaloi

FSA headset replacement?

Hello,
I bought a used Masciarelli Pitbull (2013 ?) road bike frameset, and the headset bearings needed to be replaced. The headset is FSA, and the bearing part numbers are MH-P08(o41.8x6.5x45),...
09-17-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By hcgaloi

If derailleur hanger is bent, you can buy Park...

If derailleur hanger is bent, you can buy Park Tool derailleur alignment for $71 on Amazon and fix it yourself.
...
09-05-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By hcgaloi

I bought SunDing Bluetooth speed/cadence sensor...

I bought SunDing Bluetooth speed/cadence sensor on Amazone around $12, one for each of my eight bikes. I paired it with Runstastic Road Bike Pro on the iPhone and had no issue.

Good luck
05-31-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,868
Posted By hcgaloi

I started out 5 miles with average speed ~8mph. ...

I started out 5 miles with average speed ~8mph. After a month of cycling every weekday, I increased to 10miles and ~10mph. Then, after 3 months, I've been riding 20 miles at ~14mph for almost 2...
05-17-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,030
Posted By hcgaloi

I use Runstastic Road Bike Pro on iPhone $4.99(?)...

I use Runstastic Road Bike Pro on iPhone $4.99(?) one time purchase, and I pair it with SunDing Bluetooth speed/cadance sensor ($13/amazon). I have multiple bikes, so I buy phone mounts and SunDings...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By hcgaloi

If the fork is the same color, and you can bring...

If the fork is the same color, and you can bring it to a Home Depot, they can match it for you. The last time I did it, I paid ~$10 for a quartz.

Good luck
03-23-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By hcgaloi

I buy all my cycling outfit using Wish app (iOS)...

I buy all my cycling outfit using Wish app (iOS) or wish.com. I wear size L (U.S.) and XL on Wish. I have found that the sizing charts is accurate and buy off of that.

I budget each outfit at...
03-23-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By hcgaloi

For me, I would rather spent $34 for an outfit on...

For me, I would rather spent $34 for an outfit on Wish than paying $150 for the exact same ones with %50 off at REI.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,580
Posted By hcgaloi

I'm a recreational rider with front left knee...

I'm a recreational rider with front left knee pain issue. I went in for a non-computerize bike fit. It helped reducing 70% of the pain. So, I'm considering a Retul fit ($450), and hope that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,855
Posted By hcgaloi

Last April and September, i was building two...

Last April and September, i was building two bikes from framesets. I did a price compare between mechanical Ultegra and DA from various online shop from Europe (ProBikeKit, Merlin, Ribble, etc.),...
03-15-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By hcgaloi

Thank you everyone for your kindness in sharing...

Thank you everyone for your kindness in sharing your experiences. I found another LBS that would do a "static" fit for $75. I'm contemplating giving it a try, and hope that my left knee pain issue...
03-15-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,550
Posted By hcgaloi

I use the Runstastic Road Bike Pro iPhone app...

I use the Runstastic Road Bike Pro iPhone app ($4.99), and pair it with SunDing bluetooth speed and cadence sensors (Amazon $14). I used to wear Wahoo heart rate monitor for a few months and I have...
03-08-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By hcgaloi

I made a mistake of buying 4 cheap stands which...

I made a mistake of buying 4 cheap stands which were not usable. But I still wanted to pay as little as possible, so I frequently checked Craigslist until a Spin doctor Pro G3 came up for $20. I'm...
03-07-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By hcgaloi

I had a "non-computerized" bike fit done. It...

I had a "non-computerized" bike fit done. It helped lowering my knee pain issue to a manageable level, but not total elimination. I'm contemplating on a Retul fitting ($450), but I'm not sure if it...
02-27-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By hcgaloi

I have been road cycling for about 1 1/2 year. ...

I have been road cycling for about 1 1/2 year. I ride about 20 miles a day on a mostly flat route with many twists and sharp turns. My avg cadence is 80 and speed is 14mph on light weight bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,447
Posted By hcgaloi

Here are the weights of my bikes: 1. 22.4...

Here are the weights of my bikes:

1. 22.4 lbs = Giant Fastroad aluminum hybrid, stock wheels, and Tiagra groupset
2. 18.6 lbs = Quintana Roos Seduza carbon TT, Alex 220 wheels, DA 7800 groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By hcgaloi

In April, I built a Colnago CX-1 Evo from...

In April, I built a Colnago CX-1 Evo from frameset with brand new mechanical Dura Ace 9100 and a used Dura Ace C24 wheelset for much less. I bought groupset piece-by-piece from various online stores...
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